Ocimum basilicum, large leaved Italian, sown 12.3. the British seeds have already germinated. Maybe this year we will have our own Basil grow on the terrace.. and we did: it is 10th of October today and these guys are still going strong!! Had a wonderfully tasty Summer!

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum)

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...